Analyst Profile

Raj Bala

Raj Bala

Research Director

2 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Raj Bala is a Research Director at Gartner focusing on cloud infrastructure, which includes public cloud IaaS providers (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) and distributed systems. Mr. Bala has a combined experience of 19 years in data storage and enterprise content management (ECM) and has most recently been an entrepreneur, where he raised venture capital from top-tier investors wherein he devised an exit through an acquisition. He is also a software developer and has built high-performance APIs along with mobile and web clients.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Background

Previous Experience

At EMC, Mr. Bala was responsible for building the ISV partner and developer community for Atmos, an object storage product with a REST API. Vendors under his purview included cloud storage gateways, enterprise file sync and share developers, and enterprise content management platforms. Mr. Bala also helped position these integrated solutions to the network of Atmos-based cloud service providers. He also built API tools, collateral and the client-facing SDK to support the developer community. As a software developer, he has experience building asynchronous network APIs, web applications, and apps for both iOS and Android.

Professional Background

Documentum, Developer Evangelist, 9 years
EMC, Strategic Partner Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group, 4 years
Startups, Co-founder, 5 years

Education

Graduate Studies, MIT

Languages

English